There are a number of things that make Japan’s culture absurd yet lovable.
Whose eyes wouldn’t get caught by an anime-looking Japanese girl who, despite her out-of-this-world outfits and makeup, is simply irresistible?
Beautiful, isn’t she? And things can get even hotter if you see her rocking her guts out.
This stunning gal is Yohio, the “frontwoman” of Japanese pop band Seremedy.
However, this pasty girl is Swedish, which in itself is not entirely surprising since the Japanese love encountering foreigners speaking — and in this case, singing in — their language.
But here comes the twist: Yohio is in fact NOT a girl at all!
The Adam’s apple simply gave it away.
Seremedy is a “visual kei” band. For the unfamiliar, visual kei is a Japanese pop subculture, which, according to Wikipedia, is “characterized by the use of makeup, elaborate hairstyles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics.”
This gives Serememdy the license to enlist the talent of this androgynous boy.
Yohio, 14, was born into a musical Swedish family. His profile reads that he exhibited interest in music at an early age and began writing songs when he was only six.
The band’s popularity in Japan began when they were invited to open at the V-Rock Fest II in October last year.
Serememdy is currently signed with Universal Music Japan.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Yohio was set to embark on a solo career, which proves how much androgynous beauty is appreciated in the country.